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Gambia U-20 move to camp for African U-20 Qualifiers with S/Leone

Apr 19, 2016, 11:25 AM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

The Gambia national U-20 team has moved to camp for their 2017 African U-20 Youth championship qualifiers second leg tie with Sierra Leone set for Saturday 23 April 2016, at the Independence Stadium in Bakau at 4.30pm.

The Darling Scorpions are going into the second leg with a 2-0 advantage after thumping the Shooting Stars in the first-leg tie played in Makeni, Sierra Leone, a fortnight ago.

The Darling Scorpions are currently camped at the Seaview Hotel in Senegambia ahead of the crucial second-leg clash with the Shooting Stars.

The Omar Sise’s charges are embarking on intensive training sessions at the FIFA Goal Project in Old Yundum, ahead of the continent cadet biggest football showdown qualifiers with Shooting Stars for a place in the second round tie against North African powerhouse Morocco.

The Gambia made their debut in the African U-20 Youth Championship hosted in Congo Brazza Ville in 2007, after beating Mali 3-2 on aggregate on qualifiers, where they won bronze medal following their resounding victory over Zambia in the third play-off.

They also qualified for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup hosted in Canada but were eliminated in the second round after losing to Austria 2-1.

The Gambia made their second appearance in the African U-20 Youth Championship hosted in South Africa after their stunning 2-0 aggregate win over Ivory Coast in the qualifiers but were eliminated in the group stage after woeful performance in the campaign.